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    Detroit Entrepreneurs launch new brand, ‘Pleasant’ bathroom tissue

    It’s a product that everyone needs, toilet tissue. Every home, office and business spends millions of dollars a year stocking this personal bathroom necessity, giving little thought to the name of the label. The big name manufacturers like Charmin and Scott pretty much own the market. Smaller companies that make less plush b…

    DIA signals unchartered waters for Detroit

    Kevyn Orr’s impact in Detroit was not felt much across the board until his office signaled last week that the assets of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a major international tourist attraction, could be on the table for sale as the city fights to recover financially, $15 billion in debt. That means precious art…

    Reflections: A new Mo’Nique

    “Where Did Our Love Go?” is the classic song that ignited the Supremes’ career and at the same time sparked the Motown explosion of the 1960s. Well, in reference to the weight loss of Mo’Nique, that song title could be altered to “Where Did Her Weight Go?” The comedienne/actress has lost 80 pounds (so far). Good…

    Listen: Beyonce releases Grown Woman

    The BeyHive has released the full track to Beyonce’s Pepsi commercial “Grown Woman” The beat is tribal and is guaranteed to get you bobbing your head and dancing before you realize it. This is bound to be the ladies summer anthem! Listen to it below….

    Alicia Keys: The girl really is ‘on fire’

    When Alicia Keys makes new music, people listen and, perhaps more importantly, they buy. Such an event is also special for radio programmers who are appreciative of having something “hot” to add to their playlists which is sure to generate major response from listeners. It has been that way since 2001, the year Keys’ d…

    Courtney B. Vance :Detroit-born and an actor for all seasons

    Courtney B. Vance — the B stands for Bernard — has come a very long way since his days as a student at Detroit Country Day School, a highly regarded university preparatory school.Today he ranks among the most accomplished and respected actors — Black, White or otherwise — in Hollywood, with a list of movie, television and stage credits that is, to…

    Detroit: Emergency Manager Says Financial Crisis Worse than Expected

    Kevyn Orr, the man charged with bringing Detroit back to financial stability said he is surprised at the numbers that will be released on Monday when the Emergency Financial Manager discloses his operating financial plan to the state and the public. The plan is coming out barely two months after Orr took over at city hall to right the financial…

    DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts retires

    Roy Roberts, Detroit’s emergency manager who battled with the Detroit Board of Education over academic control in court, announced his retirement today at Pasteur Elementary School. He is leaving at the completion of his second year contract which expires May 16.Roberts, a former General Motors executive, was named to the post by Gov. Rick Snyder…

    Reflections: Controversy

    Brad Paisley, country superstar, has sure stirred up a hornet’s nest with his new song, “Accidental Racist,” featuring a guest performance by, surprisingly, rap superstar (and actor) LL Cool. Talk about two very different genres! That’s a good thing, though. And by the way, they are friends.In case you haven’t heard the song, it is about a White m…

    Book Review: ‘Decadence’ by Eric Jerome Dickey: Exclusive interview

    Page 1 of 2New York Times Bestselling Author Eric Jerome Dickey is releasing his newest novel, Decadence April 23. Decadence is not for the severely inhibited. It is an erotic novel for the imaginative, the curious—the adventurous.Decadence picks up four years after Pleasure (2011) and once again follows the character Nia Simone Bijou. Nia is a…

    DEGC seeks to connect Detroit businesses with new database

    The Michigan Chronicle is the latest company to join D2D. Expanding business in Detroit is a collaborative effort, and one that requires the input of an entire community. It’s important that companies, organizations and other profit-based entities create and sustain strong connections to foster growth and development. One new…

    Reflections: An odd surprise from Queen Bey

    If you have heard Beyoncé’s new release, “Bow Down/I Been On,” you have probably joined the multitudes who are asking, “What’s up with this?”The song can have so many meanings. Is it to address the women who do not like her? Some believe that is why she keeps repeating the shocking words, “Bow down, bitches!”This seems especially strange coming…

    The highs and lows of repairing your credit

    Have you ever wondered if credit repair was something you needed? And if so, should you learn to do it yourself or hire a professional? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Following are insights on both options that may clear up some things about credit repair. According to the Federal Trade commission (FTC)…

    Hair down to there

    If there is a category in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest dreadlocks, the acknowledgement would likely go to Damian Marley, son of the late, legendary — and still king of reggae — Bob Marley. His hair comes within a few inches of touching the ground! It is easy to understand why Marley would quip, “We grow our h…